2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R SBK = R6 + 999 + CBR1000RR

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For the last four months, Kawasaki’s been “leaking” images, details and videos of the 2011 ZX-10R, but today it’s “unveiling” the SBK version of its new liter bike. What does it tell us about the 2011 Kawasaki ZX-10R? Well, there’s no mechanical details, so we’ve only got a bunch of images to work with and they show a bike that looks like an R6 crossed with a 999 and a CBR1000RR.

We’re getting Yamaha R6 from the centrally-mounted front airscoop and its pronounced M-shape. The Ducati 999 influence is in the side fairings, particularly in the spoiler on the front lip with its central rib. It’s pretty easy to see Honda CBR1000RR in the tail unit with its near-horizontal orientation and squared-off tip.

Also evident in the photos is the engine configuration. Early rumors indicated the cylinders would be tilted forward, as per a Kawasaki patent, but they appear to be conventionally-angled.

  • -TB-

    R6, 999 and a CBR1000RR? Thats a pretty good pedigree.

  • T Diver

    Where is the ZX6 with the turbo?

  • http://www.twitter.com/beastincarnate Beast Incarnate

    I reserve judgement until the final street model is done. All the talk about sissy pants midrange and that gigantic exhaust give me pause. Not that I’d be in the market for it. But it might be the first Kawasaki supersport in a long time that looks good to me.

    • http://greatjoballweek.blogspot.com/ Case

      I agree. Until the street version comes out this is just Kawasaki blowing hot air.

  • seanslides

    “The All-New ZX-10R. The new look of Meh in WSBK.”

  • http://bigassmessage.com/39b51 vic

    the real question is ,will they manage to make it uglier,because that is really a tall order..oh and that “it’s cheap and fast so fuck you and your quality” feeling that we all know and love

  • g.r.b

    it looks ordinary but still really nice, i just hope the headlights aren’t like the current cause that just ruins it for me, it looks as if it was cross-sighted.

    and the similarities found in this bike aren’t really nothing compared to those pics of the s1000rr being compared to the r6, that shouldn’t even be allowed, someone should post those for everyone to see